How to Create a Self-Image You Can Take Pride In, per Dr. Kim Chronister

Dr. Kim Chronister
Dr. Kim Chronister

While the world looks at us in many different ways, it only matters how we look at ourselves. Our self-image is instrumental in shaping our life. Hence, we need to take utmost care of what shapes our perception of self. Dr. Kim Chronister understands this better than most.


Dr. Kim has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. While she works out of California, she has spread her wisdom far and wide through online mediums, her book, and TV appearances. One of the first TikTok therapists, she spreads awareness about mental health through personal sessions and general tips via social media. Her vast experience has helped her be in tune with the current psyche and people. As a clinical psychologist to people ranging from celebrities and athletes to teachers, doctors, and the working class, she realizes that everyone struggles with their self-image. “Our constant need of validation — from society, from peers, from strangers and friends — shapes our self-image,” Dr. Kim muses. But this, she feels, is dangerous because it programs us to look at ourselves through the lens of others. “Society’s lens is ever-evolving and cannot be the yardstick by which you measure yourself. Your personal, subjective happiness, passion, and satisfaction should be the ink with which you create your image,” Dr. Kim says. Understanding the fickle nature of society and permanence of self has been the critical factor in the growth of her clients towards building a better self-image.


Dr. Kim’s immense popularity is a testament to her wisdom and understanding. An improved self-image leads to a better quality of life. As individuals and part of society, we, too, will heed her words and start holding ourselves to a higher and more self-measured regard, working towards a better self-image.

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